Our Partners

We are fortunate to work with a wide range of international partners in the work we do both on the Antarctic Peninsula and closer to home in the UK. It is our ambition to be at the very heart of the Antarctic heritage community and through collaborative projects, grant support and joint initiatives we will reach a broader audience with our incredible Antarctic past.

Our success over the last two decades has been characterised by our partnerships and we celebrate some key, long term collaborations. We also look ahead to strengthening these partnerships still further so that we might together preserve Antarctic heritage for future generations and inspire more people with our stories.

New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust is our sister trust with a vision of inspiring explorers. The Trust’s mission is to conserve, share and encourage the spirit of exploration. The Trust is engaged in a long term, cold-climate heritage conservation project in Antarctica’s Ross Sea region to protect the Antarctic explorers’ legacy: the five expedition bases and 20,000 artefacts left behind by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Carsten Borchgrevink and Sir Edmund Hillary, for current and future generations. UKAHT are proud to have supported fundraising efforts in the UK for this work. Today our collaboration goes much further. We are working closely on initiatives to share heritage management expertise, celebrate the centenary of the heroic era of Antarctic exploration and create a model of best practice for the care and management of polar heritage.

Royal Geographical Society

RGS with IBG is the UK’s foremost learned society and professional body for geography. It has played a pivotal role in the history of British Antarctic exploration having been a sponsor of several notable expeditions. The heroic era of Antarctic exploration has lefts its mark in the society’s collections with key artefacts belonging to Scott and Shackleton. The RGS continues its strong interest in Antarctica today and UKAHT is delighted to welcome the RGS as a key partner. Our recent collaboration on the Enduring Eye exhibition has brought Hurley’s photographs to a new generation and will continue to do so as it tours the world. We look ahead to working closely on reaching into schools and inspiring more young people with our shared Antarctic story.

Scott Polar Research Institute

SPRI is possibly our closest heritage partner in the UK. As the UK’s only exclusively polar museum and research institute it holds a world class collection of Antarctic artefacts and archives as well as an unrivalled polar library. Our collaboration goes back to 1994 when we supported their purchase of archival papers. Since then we have been pleased to support their bids to secure vitally important artefacts and archives for the nation and over the years have forged ever closer working links. Most recently we have supported their conservation programme which has, in turn meant that their conservators have been able to advise us on our work with Antarctic artefacts and they have spent time with our Port Lockroy team training them in artefact handling and assessment.

South Georgia Heritage Trust

The SGHT was established to raise funds to conserve and protect the indigenous fauna and flora that breed and grow on South Georgia, to raise awareness of South Georgia’s threatened species, and to preserve the historical heritage of South Georgia. They also manage the South Georgia Museum, which covers most aspects of South Georgia’s history including the sealing and whaling eras as well as the discovery, exploration and expeditions of Antarctica.

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We love to talk about the important heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story about us, would like to arrange an interview, use our images or films, or want to discuss an opportunity to collaborate then get in touch.

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